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Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner, and I can already feel the excitement in the air. This insane two-day sales extravaganza starts on Monday, July 15 and will last for 48 hours, which is 12 hours longer than last year, and means we have all the more time to shop til’ we drop on Amazon.
More: Here’s how to prep for Amazon Prime Day now that dates are revealed
You don’t have to wait two long weeks to start saving, however, as Amazon has already begun slashing prices on a bunch of popular products. We don’t just recommend any old item that’s marked down though—at Reviewed, we test thousands of products each year, and only recommend the top performers in their respective categories. Below are our five favorite Amazon deals for this Saturday, including a Fire TV, an Instant Pot, and more.
1. Save 50%: The Echo Dot at its lowest price ever
A smart speaker is a bonafide way to make your life so much easier. If you’re a busy parent, you can use it to set timers and add things to your shopping list, or check the news, traffic, and weather while you get ready in the mornings.
If you’re unfamiliar with voice assistant speakers, the third-gen. Dot is an easy-to-use speaker that won’t break the bank. It’s already the least expensive Echo, but right now you can save even more, because it’s $25 off. This is a fantastic price, and just a dollar more than the lowest price we’ve ever seen on Black Friday. We fully expect the Echo to go back on sale for Prime Day, but rather than waiting, wouldn’t you like to get your little helper right now?
Get the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen.) for $24.99 (Save $25)
2. Save $40: One of the most popular Instant Pots
It seems like everyone and their mother has an Instant Pot these days, and I don’t blame them, because Instant Pots are awesome. Also called multi-cookers, they do the work of many different kitchen appliances (such as a rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, and slow cooker) all rolled into one. Here’s a tip though: Never buy one at full price, because they actually go on sale pretty much all the time.
For example, right now, the popular Instant Pot DUO Plus 60 9-in-1 is on sale at Amazon for only $89.99, which is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen outside of Prime Day and Black Friday. The 9-in-1 is slightly fancier than the standard 7-in-1 Instant Pot, and features 15 presets that’ll help you cook pretty much any recipe you want. When we tested the best pressure cookers, we had no qualms with the 9-in-1, so you really can’t go wrong, especially at this sale price.
Get the Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker for $89.99 (Save $39.96)
3. Best price: This Fire TV already at its Prime Day pricing
Alert the media, ladies and gentlemen, because this TV is already discounted way in advance of Prime Day. As long as you’re a Prime member, you can get the 43-inch Toshiba Fire TV right now for only $180, which is an amazing discount as it normally sells for $300.
This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this Toshiba, which comes equipped with Amazon Fire TV—an increasingly popular streaming service—so watching all of your favorite shows and movies is made simple. And you can even use your new TV to watch the Amazon-exclusive Taylor Swift concert on July 10. As an extra perk, an Alexa-compatible remote also comes with the TV, which you can use to voice command the TV because pressing buttons is so 2000 and late.
Get the Toshiba 43-inch 1080p Fire TV for $179.99 (Save $120)
4. Save 10%: The new, rarely discounted Apple Airpods
AirPods are the must-have item of 2019, if we’re to go by what’s popular on social media. We can safely say that they’re worth the hype however— when we tested the best true wireless earbuds of 2019, we were truly impressed by the impeccable audio quality, which is lightyears better than wired earpods. Not only that, but they’re also lightweight, have a super long battery life, and are incredibly easy to connect to any other Apple product.
If that wasn’t enough, their current sale price just makes them all the more desirable. Right now, the latest model Apple Airpods (which now feature wireless charging using a Qi-compatible charging mat) are $20 off at Amazon, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for them and a decent price drop for something from Apple. Discounts on Amazon for Apple products are few and far between, so if you’ve been wanting some Airpods, this is a deal you don’t want to miss.
Get the latest Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $179.99 (Save $19.01)
5. Lowest price: This French press for the perfect cup of coffee
If you’ve ever had French press coffee, it’s likely you may be a bit snobby about it. We don’t blame you though, because it’s hard to go back to a Keurig when you’ve tasted the robust, complex flavors that the French press brings out in your coffee.
This French press by Bodum is a hugely popular models on Amazon, with a near perfect 4.5-star rating from more than 4,000 reviews. It allows you to brew delicious coffee in just 4 minutes, and features a stainless steel mesh filter which expertly extracts all the subtle flavors from your coffee grounds. Plus, you don’t have to splurge on it, because the Bodum Chambord is currently on sale for just $24, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for it. Barista-level coffee from the comfort of your own kitchen? Yes, please!
Get the Bodum Chambord 8-Cup Coffee Maker on Amazon for $24.13 (Save $3.45)
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